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by chadness
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Saturday's incident
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Saturday's incident

H Vrezh, I am so glad to hear you were able to get safely to the ground and our flying family was able to help so effectively with the emergency. Now in the aftermath, I can't imagine the emotions you are going through - fear? frustration? hopefulness? worry? determination? In any case, kudos for on...
by chadness
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of the old Kagel Bus
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Photos of the old Kagel Bus

wow, the bus was totally awesome!
by chadness
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: 2019 Clips
Replies: 0
Views: 232

2019 Clips

short year for me because I tore my hamstring tendons off water skiing in July, but thankful for the precious opportunity for each flight.

https://youtu.be/5VnbT6dNNQw

https://youtu.be/5VnbT6dNNQw

Cheers,
Chad
by chadness
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Avenue S seems to be outside of Angeles National Forest
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Avenue S seems to be outside of Angeles National Forest

Ave S was very good on Sunday. Thanks to Steve for taking a small group out there. Cold at 9200'...
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by chadness
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Sylmar 2018 Highlights
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Sylmar 2018 Highlights

actually medium-lights. The best clips were published in 2018. But before I purged my hard drive of 2018 video, I pulled out these few remaining clips.

https://youtu.be/e4kt2JdyiCE

Argg - why is the LA Forest closed this weekend? No current fires and no Santa Anas. Grrr.
by chadness
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jet pack seen near LAX???
Replies: 1
Views: 340

jet pack seen near LAX???

by chadness
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Tuesday

Nice flight. Looks like it was great conditions for a front range no nonsense run.
by chadness
Fri May 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Late Evening Surprise Thermal
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Late Evening Surprise Thermal

yesterday, 5/21/2020 was pretty rough with punchy thermal and/or converging air starting with some climbs reaching 600 fpm behind Big T. Then a couple hours later, mellower stuff up to 400 fpm. Then at almost 5 pm, close to the LZ (out in front of Scooters), I stumbled across one reaching 900 fpm (o...
by chadness
Fri May 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona flying
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Corona flying

Seems LeedsLive needs both some fact checking (it is a paraglider) and spell checking "This Hand Glider..." ;)
by chadness
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chad's absense
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

chad's absense

Hey folks, my close nit mountain biking family has been asking one at a time, so thought I might proactively reach out to any members of our close nit hang gliding family who read this forum. I tore up my hamstring while pulling up waterskiing in July. I attempted a non surgical recovery (big mistak...
by chadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: cleaning hard drive - 2016 footage
Replies: 0
Views: 1396

cleaning hard drive - 2016 footage

I pulled a few clips before deleting the hard drive: 0:0 - starts out with two views of a launch to a flight that begins with some wire slaps 1:25 - how quickly two gliders can separate in the big sky 1:40 - a landing from side view 2:25 - stuck VG, trying to shake it through 2:57 - gaggle flying 3:...
by chadness
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken in Greenland
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Re: Ken in Greenland

wow. I bet he will come back with some interesting stories.
by chadness
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Rob and Janyce after fly party July 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Rob and Janyce after fly party July 27th

darn it. I will be in New Hampshire for a family reunion. But if not for that, I would definitely be there. Rob and Janyce host the BEST after fly parties!
by chadness
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: flying in very smokey air last Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 839

flying in very smokey air last Saturday, Nov 10, 2018

Saturday was after most of the fires died down. By the late afternoon the SW west had really brought all the smoke in. I think I heard a jab "its like san bernardino" oh snap. This was a demo flight of an Rx3.5. I spent the first 30 min well below the first bowl trying to get up. Not the glider's fa...
by chadness
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Phil's Air Force
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Phil's Air Force

with my lower back problems, seems I am down to flying about once per month. Grrr. Gotta fix that, but for now leaves some time for marginally interesting videos:

https://youtu.be/-fe97qQLI0c

A big thanks to Phil.
by chadness
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2018 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

2018 Dahlsten Cup

If a measure of success, the 2018 had 29 gliders simultaneously on launch up from 23 gliders in 2017. 2017: https://www.chadandrea.net/Links/BlogHangGliding/2018-10-09_DahlstenGliderCount/Dahlsen2017_23Gliders.JPG 2018: https://www.chadandrea.net/Links/BlogHangGliding/2018-10-09_DahlstenGliderCount/...
by chadness
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Very quick building fire out in Castaic
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Very quick building fire out in Castaic

Saturday, 9/22. This is from a GoPro (wide angle) and quite far away but more dramatic when seen directly. The fire was noticed after launch, kinda a spec way out to the North, but grew quickly. Weird seeing the puffy white cloud of top of the column of dark smoke in the beginning. I read that this ...
by chadness
Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Rob's Annual Summer Party July 21st 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Hey Rob, thanks for the great news. My weatherman says the flying and partying conditions will be much better on July 14th. Oh yeah, also, my calendar shows I will be out of town on the 21st :).
by chadness
Sun May 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Spring Air Fest Fallouts
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Spring Air Fest Fallouts

Thanks to all who helped to make this a great event (again). Nothing great here, but FWIW:
[youtube]https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA

https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA
by chadness
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Hi Richard, thanks for the lesson learned info. This shows that even really skilled and safe pilots like yourself can make minor mistakes that make the critical difference in (rare) cases where there is little margin for error. When I started learning to fly (still learning) in the 80's, I attempted...